Maya Angelou, Rest in Peace

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VIDEO: Maya Angelou, Heart of a Champion


Earlier this year, the iconic poet and civil rights activist spoke to ESSENCE about race relations and the need for continued activism today.

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PHOTO GALLERY: 11 Things That May Surprise You About Maya Angelou's Extraordinary Life

  • Poet and acclaimed author Maya Angelou is photographed in 1970.
  • Maya Angelou is pictured in her home in this undated photo.
  • Maya Angelou reflects while at home in this undated photo.
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